jmohno (1123) - Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Orange light brownish color,hazy,floaties, thick low creamy head, tastes richly as it looks.
Somewhat low( whats the bottleing date?,hmm nobody knows- how we suppose to analyze these not knowing a freshness date on an ipa?Not caring for the no bottleing date. ANYWAY
There is that typical pastry like breadiness with the malt, as far as hops it seems to be pretty subtle mild earth,herbal,and spice maybe some hints of fruit- pine, but maybe if i knew how fresh this was id be able to tell if its suppose to be sublte or intense so im going to assume nugget hops are subtle in aroma.
Flavor of this is really good im going to assume but already know this is a good malt based beer,but the hops seem to be complimenting this malt well, it seems pretty well rounded maybe refined and the bittering just pairs with this malt sweetness perfectly. I would say its a well-rounded kind of bitterness,im picking up herbal spice ripe fruit sweet carmel malt vanilla.Just a great bittering finish.Then again it kind of resinates in your mouth and lingers
Overall in terms of hop flavor in general, i would say herbal/hoppy almost robust but grassy smooth is this hops flavor. Im a sucker for the far ends of sweet and spice though.I think herbal and sweet malt are polar opposites that compliment each other well.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and grass. Tastes of caramel, pine and citrus.
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. Definitely the aroma of a hoppy beer.
The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of orange citrus as well as some pine notes. There is also some light perfume in the aroma and some biscuit malt. Low bitterness.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
GJF (1267) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour. Big fluffy head. Very fresh aroma. Pine and citrus. Flavor pretty much the same, pine, orange, and a fresh leafy quality. Bitter finish. Kind of raw, but lots of good flavors.
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, light spicy, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine/lemon, light bread. Medium body, light resin.
wlajwl (4000) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly juicy hops in the aroma as well as a bit earthy. The flavor is citrus, a bit of yeast and earthy with a dry finish. Not spectacular but cleans up well.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with offwhite head. Aroma slight caramel, hay, some grass notes. Taste is light sweet, very bitter. Medium body, thin, average carbonation.
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grassy, herbs and spices. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma offers spiciness and then I pick up some grapefruit followed by bitter smelling almost pine resiny hops. The taste has a nice wad of spicy goodness and then picks up faint levels of both grapefruit citrus like hops and a bit of floral too.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3914-20110820] Bottle. Sweet fresh fruity hops aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/4/16) 3.7
(Mikkeller IPA Tasting @ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)